World Book and Copyright Day is observed on 23 April to acknowledge books and writers, and to
encourage everyone to discover the pleasure of reading. Local novelist Cynthia Jele used the
opportunity to speak about her experiences as a writer.
The city of Joburg honoured two of its greatest residents, giving them the Freedom of the City. George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni received the honour for their role in contributing to South Africa's freedom – "one a defender and the other a member of the defending legal team".
The Power Struggle is a new conceptual theatre project featuring comedian Nik Rabinowitz and actor Sne Dladla. The production uses music and comedy to tell the history of how the world uses power and energy, while educating audiences about the importance of renewable energy.
In a first for the country, Mrs South Africa Candice Abrahams has won the Mrs World title. She took the sash in dazzling ceremony in China and returned home to a heroine's welcome at OR Tambo International Airport yesterday. "It feels amazing," she said on her return.
Donovan Marsh, South African director of the Spud
films and festival favourite
, has been selected to lead the production on his first big budget
Hollywood film, starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman. Shooting starts in London in July.
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